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NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing
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NI police chief vows to listen to unionist concerns over report on South Armagh policing

Updated Sep 2nd 2021, 10:13 PM 18,673 Views 6 Comments

Controversy arose following the publication of a review of policing the South Armagh area.

Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform
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Opinion: GSOC has made a difference - but it needs reform

Jul 7th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,601 Views 11 Comments

DCU’s Dr Vicky Conway looks at the development of GSOC since its creation, ahead of a new study of complainants’ experiences with the body.

Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation
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Cabinet clears the way for the biggest reform of national security in a generation

Apr 27th 2021, 9:51 PM 71,482 Views 29 Comments

The new Bill will replace the Garda Síochána Act and will form a major shift in national security, sources have said.

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
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Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

Apr 20th 2021, 7:44 PM 20,681 Views 24 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches
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The FAI has settled a €368k bill with An Garda Síochána for policing major football matches

Jan 27th 2021, 5:33 PM 21,076 Views 11 Comments

The FAI’s ability to repay the monies owed follows a €55 million government package which saved the organisation last year.

50 garda sergeants appointed to inspector without new promotion competition
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50 garda sergeants appointed to inspector without new promotion competition

Dec 11th 2020, 5:18 PM 44,424 Views 19 Comments

The gardaí had previously competed in a promotion campaign but were not offered posts.

Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests
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Drew Harris says gardaí have stepped up investigations to identify organisers of anti-lockdown protests

Oct 23rd 2020, 2:23 PM 16,714 Views 0 Comments

Yesterday in Dublin, gardaí arrested 11 people following an anti-lockdown protest in the city.

Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines
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Gardaí launching a 'high visibility, nationwide policing plan' this weekend to support health guidelines

Oct 16th 2020, 7:40 AM 28,410 Views 32 Comments

The plan will be focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention, gardaí said.

Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19
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Gardaí defend policing of large gatherings during Covid-19

Sep 30th 2020, 7:58 PM 23,938 Views 20 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris warned against ‘serious escalation’ of garda powers to break up house parties in private homes.

Legislation allowing gardaí enter homes to break up house parties 'unlikely'
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Legislation allowing gardaí enter homes to break up house parties 'unlikely'

Aug 19th 2020, 5:41 PM 38,884 Views 72 Comments

The Health Minister has said there is evidence that house parties are resulting in a spread of Covid-19.

August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h
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August bank holiday: Gardaí detect 160 drink and drug drivers and a motorist clocked at 203 km/h

Aug 6th 2020, 10:30 PM 40,127 Views 45 Comments

Four people died on the country’s roads over the weekend with 10 people suffering serious injuries.

Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500
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Number of garda inspectors to be increased to 500

Jul 29th 2020, 2:33 PM 19,070 Views 17 Comments

The move was announced by Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee last night.

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death
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US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

Jun 26th 2020, 7:21 AM 16,252 Views 71 Comments

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests
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Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests

Jun 16th 2020, 9:14 PM 18,088 Views 45 Comments

The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.

Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times
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Gardaí coughed on or spat at in 31 incidents this month, with 'spit hoods' used 15 times

Apr 28th 2020, 4:10 PM 17,093 Views 30 Comments

The Garda Commissioner said most people are still compliant with the restrictions.

Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday
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Gardaí plan 'thousands' of Covid-19 checkpoints from tomorrow until after the Bank Holiday

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 3:37 PM 53,876 Views 91 Comments

Operation Fanacht is set to return after first being implement over the Easter weekend.

Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'
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Covid-19: New emergency powers for gardaí likely to be signed 'over the weekend'

Mar 28th 2020, 1:09 PM 58,778 Views 97 Comments

Under last week’s emergency legislation, the Minister for Health has the power to make further regulations for gardaí to use.

Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids
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Cannabis worth over €100,000 seized in Cork and Dublin raids

Feb 1st 2020, 11:56 AM 14,106 Views 0 Comments

Three men were arrested as part of the garda probe.

Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days
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Garda association calls for extra resourcing after 'shocking levels of violence' in recent days

Jan 18th 2020, 7:41 AM 34,211 Views 38 Comments

Gardaí have confirmed human remains found in Dublin 3 earlier this week were that of Keane Mulready-Woods.

Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year
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Gardaí used pepper spray more than 250 times so far this year

Jun 13th 2019, 12:39 PM 11,075 Views 41 Comments

There have been eight instances of Taser use and one report of use of a firearm.

Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?
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Tom Clonan: Compared with other EU countries, Ireland has a high rate of gun violence - so why is our government so complacent?

May 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 30,482 Views 41 Comments

Gardai responding to armed incidents are usually unarmed and untrained in firearms.

Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'
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Taoiseach tells new gardaí: 'Your loyalty is not to the person in the uniform. It is to the uniform and all that it stands for'

Nov 30th 2018, 1:48 PM 30,572 Views 62 Comments

A change in the culture of gardaí in which ‘no-one ever hesitates in speaking truth to power’ is needed, according to Leo Varadkar.

More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended
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More accountability and support for garda wellbeing: 'Sweeping reform' of policing recommended

Updated Sep 18th 2018, 5:40 PM 18,298 Views 82 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said the Commission on the Future of Policing’s report will benefit the people of Ireland.

Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year
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Taylor Swift gigs had highest garda bill for event policing this year

Aug 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 28,153 Views 52 Comments

The organisation has collected almost €1 million from organisers to cover policing at concerts, sports matches and other events.

Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland
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Green Party wants to bring Amsterdam-style cannabis coffee shops to Ireland

Apr 16th 2018, 1:27 PM 81,287 Views 179 Comments

The party is proposing that criminal offences be removed for people possessing less than five grams of cannabis.

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing
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'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Mar 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,550 Views 31 Comments

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime
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Community CCTV schemes could be a 'game changer' in helping prevent crime

Nov 18th 2017, 9:15 AM 13,763 Views 41 Comments

The Data Commissioner is set to examine the status of community CCTV schemes.

'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018
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'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Oct 10th 2017, 2:15 PM 10,087 Views 22 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots
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PSNI successfully use drones to keep watch over peregrine crime hot-spots

Sep 26th 2017, 8:36 PM 12,940 Views 14 Comments

One nest that has been maltreated for the past 30 years was saved as a result of the operation.

'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts
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'It's Killinaskully policing': Rural gardaí say they've been left decimated by cuts

Aug 9th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,962 Views 34 Comments

Despite recruitment restarting, many garda divisions are running at a deficit of members since the crash.

Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'
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Ireland 'shouldn't go down US route of splitting security and policing'

Jul 19th 2017, 6:15 PM 11,674 Views 33 Comments

The chair of the Future of Policing Commission said splitting security and policing systems might not be the answer to tackling terrorism.

'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review
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'This is YOUR police service': Public asked for their input in garda review

May 24th 2017, 8:12 PM 10,641 Views 45 Comments

“I ask for your thoughts, your frustrations, your experiences, and your ideas,” chair Kathleen O’Toole said.

Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed
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Road safety chief welcomes news that the Garda Traffic Corps is to be reformed

Apr 4th 2017, 4:07 PM 16,825 Views 43 Comments

Moyagh Murdock said people had felt let down by recent garda revelations.

The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard
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The Berlin attack has forced changes to the Changing of the Guard

Jan 6th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,832 Views 7 Comments

Police safety measures have been adopted full-time.

Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit
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Row breaks out over delay in garda pay for Joe Biden visit

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,186 Views 24 Comments

Garda sources say payments were dealt with “on an ad-hoc basis in different regions”.

64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny
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64 people arrested by gardaí in massive Thor crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny

Oct 6th 2016, 10:58 PM 83,790 Views 58 Comments

Operation Thor is a multi-strand national anti-crime strategy.

Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force
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Damning report shows scale of racial bias in Baltimore police force

Aug 10th 2016, 4:54 PM 11,170 Views 88 Comments

The city’s mayor said there is a “long journey ahead of us”.

Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels
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Gardaí say it could take 50 years to get back to 2010 policing levels

Feb 24th 2016, 2:35 PM 11,019 Views 56 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called on the new government to restore their pay and commit to a substantial recruitment drive.

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'
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'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Jan 10th 2016, 12:00 PM 3,892 Views 106 Comments

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force
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'They're just broken': The reality of border policing in a depleted force

Nov 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 17,158 Views 60 Comments

Each border county has seen a significant drop in garda numbers in the last five years, and the officers on the ground are feeling the effects.

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